XTC - Ladybird Lyrics

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O ladybird
I have heard you wish to walk me through your garden
I crave your pardon if I woke you with my thinking
Ladybird

O ladybird
I have heard you wish to walk me through your meadow
You'll spread no wings to fly in fright if I'm beside you
Ladybird

All through the winter time
When wood was warm and splintered
Time seemed longer than a goods train
Now that spring is back again I'll ask your name
Your name

O ladybird
I have heard you wish to walk across my pillow
No weeping willow was ever as beautiful, sad as you are
Ladybird

And as you're walking past
I'm laying on the grass and making chains of thought
To snare you with my wit
But bit by bit you fade to gone
Gone

All through the iron season
Love was hanged and treason became
Something of a parlour game
Now sun is back in power I'll ask your name
Your name

O ladybird
I have heard you have to run to tend your children
No flood can drown nor fire blacken purest longing
For ladybird
Ladybird
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Beating of Hearts
  • 2 Wonderland
  • 3 Love on a Farmboy’s Wages
  • 4 Great Fire
  • 5 Deliver Us From the Elements
  • 6 Human Alchemy
  • 7 Ladybird
  • 8 In Loving Memory of a Name
  • 9 Me and the Wind
  • 10 Funk Pop a Roll


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Andy Partridge
    album: Track 7 in album Mummer
    release date: 1983-8-30
    popularity : 114 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 4:33
    producer: XTC and Steve Nye
    drums: Peter Phipps
    lead vocals: Andy Partridge
    mixer: Steve Nye
    recorded by: Steve Nye
    composer: Andy Partridge
    lyricist: Andy Partridge
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin